Thursday, 10 September 2015

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market ตลาดคลองผดุงกรุงเกษม

I learnt of this market here: 
Thailand invites tourists to Discover Thainess through GI products at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market in September
September 1-27, 10-19 every day.

Free shuttle boat from Hua Lampong (near pedestrian bridge at northern end of railway station) is a plus, a pretext to spend some time in the area and allows me to travel the canal by boat (there is no regular boat service, but I spotted several piers which I didn't notice when walking on land). Cross Saen Saep canal (our boat slows down and staff watches out for free way - the Saen Saep canal boats are fast).

Inside the market at the northern end near pier:

Southern end entrance (near Government House):

Southern half of market is air-conditioned in a tent:

Pomelo from Nakhonchaisri in Nakhon Pathom province. Here I learn of different types of pomelo.

Tea from Chiang Rai province:

Market was busy, but not crowded. Didn't see any other foreigner.

Sign at Government House Pier: boat 8:30 to 19:30 every 20 minutes. Arrive at Hua Lampong pier 15:50, staff tells me next boat is 16:20 (on time, I am the only passenger). Return 17:58 from Government House Pier, 2 other passengers. Travel time about 10 minutes. 

Another customer tells me on the weekend, there will be a water market.

I will go again in a week (when they show products from other regions of Thailand).

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  1. Maybe you should take Thanathip with you, you know, your new boyfriend

  2. forgive my idiocy but what GI stands for? Government Inspected?

    1. from the link: "products that are registered as Geographical Indication (GI)"

  3. The market is back, as OTOP TO AEC. 3-25 Nov 2015, 10am to 8pm. Similar to original, no boat service. Passed today by chance.

  4. The market is back as Siam Market: Thai Smile Thai Products. Feb 1-26 2016, 10-19 on weekdays and 10-20 on weekend. I went today. No boat service.


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